aka Sodium Chloride
aka plain old ordinary salt of the earth
This cleavage of clear halite measures 2.5 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm
and comes from salt mines in Goderich, Ontario.
Some minerals are trickier to photograph than others. Anything shiny, lustrous, black like patent leather, and especially clear specimens are particularly challenging. I find, anyway. I learned the trick of placing text behind the specimen as a way to showcase the clarity.
Inspired by Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge